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Public Parking Options for Home Football Games

City of Knoxville Public Parking Options

City of Knoxville Public Parking Downtown Options for Home Football games

$10-$40   Downtown Knoxville Public Parking

  • $40      Closest to campus – Poplar St lot
  • $20      Downtown garages – Main Ave, Dwight Kessel, City County Bldg, & Locust St
  • $10      Downtown – Civic Coliseum Garage & Blackstock Lot
  • FREE  State Street & Market Square (these fill the quickest)

KAT Off Campus Shuttles and KAT Service on Game Day 

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Gameday Shuttles to campus start three (3) hours prior to kickoff. These buses drop off guests (and pick them up after the game) at Walters Academic Building near the Students Union.

Shuttles from downtown Knoxville are $10 per person

  • Civic Coliseum
  • Old City
  • Market Square

Shuttles from west Knoxville are $20 per person

KAT Service on Game Days 

Guests can also choose to take a regular Knoxville Area Transit bus to campus. Five bus routes can get guests to Cumberland Ave. The cost is only $2.00 for a day pass and allows more fans the option to leave their vehicle at home.

Passenger Playbooks have been created for routes along the following corridors (click on each one for detailed information):

Options near campus not managed by the University of Tennessee 

  • City of Knoxville $25.00 Gameday Parking Meters are available near campus on Terrace Ave, Lake Ave, White Ave, 16th, 13th, and 19th Sts.  Meters usually begin at 6 am on gamedays (payable ONLY with a credit card). Parking meters are enforced on game day.
  • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital gameday parking
    (Prices range from $25 to $60 depending on the lot and whether it is an SEC game)
    This fundraiser supports their Volunteer Services programs. The price varies depending on the location of the parking area. Very close to Alcoa Highway and a great way to avoid sitting in traffic after the game.
    Ft. Sanders Hospital reserves parking for employees and hospital visitors only.
  • University Commons $40.00 – very close to campus (located between Ag campus and main campus). Please note – this is NOT UT Property and there is NO free parking for accessible parkers.